Graduation Year

Spring 2012

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Second Department

International Relations

Reader 1

Christopher Nadon

Reader 2

Heather Ferguson

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In this work I explored discussions of Islamic rationalism in the medieval Islamic period and the contemporary period in Egypt. I examine the evolution of Islamic rationalism from the works of Averroes (Ibn Rushd) to Muhammad 'Abduh in Egypt and subsequently his influence on the formation of the Wasat (Center) Party in Egypt after the wake of the Arab Spring.


  • Fulbright Fellowship to Bahrain

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.